Lucy Campbell

A freelance writer for nearly two decades, Lucy Campbell has traveled extensively, covering stories of interest from around the world. Much of Lucy's focus is on consumer advocacy, and the legal topics that affect her readers' daily lives--everything from mislabeled food to auto recalls to harmful drugs and defective products. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys painting and a good cup of coffee.

  • Bank of Hawaii Excessive Overdraft Fees
    Bank of Hawaii Excessive Overdraft Fees
    Jun-22-17

    Santa Clara, CA: In 2016, Bank of Hawaii was accused of unfairly assessing overdraft fees in an excessive overdraft fees class action lawsuit. The complaint alleged that the Bank of Hawaii charged overdraft fees on accounts that had enough funds...

  • $9M Settlement Reached In Costco Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit
    $9M Settlement Reached In Costco Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit
    Jun-21-17

    Santa Clara, CA: A $9 million settlement has been reached in an employment class action lawsuit filed against Costco Wholesale Corp., by San Diego-area pharmacists who allege they were forced to remain on call in the pharmacy during their breaks...

  • Luxury Chauffeurs File Employment Class Action Against Mears Transportation
    Luxury Chauffeurs File Employment Class Action Against Mears Transportation
    Jun-21-17

    Santa Clara, CA: An employment class action lawsuit has been filed by chauffeurs for Mears Transportation, alleging the company has failed to compensate them for at least $50 million in unpaid overtime, employment taxes, and certain ordinary...

  • People's United Bank Excessive Overdraft Fees
    People's United Bank Excessive Overdraft Fees
    Jun-20-17

    Santa Clara, CA: In 2017, an excessive overdraft fees class action lawsuit was filed against People's United Bank, over allegations it systematically assesses overdraft fees on transactions when there is enough money in the checking account to...

  • Union Bank Excessive Overdraft Fees
    Union Bank Excessive Overdraft Fees
    Jun-20-17

    Santa Clara, CA: Union Bank settled an excessive overdraft fees class action in 2011, for $35 million. The bank was one of 30 banks facing allegations of manipulating the order of debit card transactions so they could deplete customers’...

  • Tim Hortons Franchisees File Class Action Lawsuit
    Tim Hortons Franchisees File Class Action Lawsuit
    Jun-19-17

    Toronto, ONT: Tim Hortons is facing an unfair business practices class action lawsuit filed by a group of Tim Hortons franchisees alleging the company has mismanaged the brand, making it harder for the franchisees to stay in business. The class...

  • CenturyLink Facing Class Action Lawsuit over Fraudulent Accounts
    CenturyLink Facing Class Action Lawsuit over Fraudulent Accounts
    Jun-19-17

    Santa Clara, CA: CenturyLink Inc, is facing a consumer fraud class action lawsuit filed by a former employee turned Whistleblower, who alleges the telecommunications company employed high pressure sales tactics which resulted in consumers...

  • $6M Settlement Reached in BoFA Meal Breaks Class Action Lawsuit
    $6M Settlement Reached in BoFA Meal Breaks Class Action Lawsuit
    Jun-16-17

    Santa Clara, CA: A $6 million deal has been struck between Bank of America (BoFA) and 7000 plaintiffs in a California overtime and labor laws class action lawsuit. If approved, the settlement will end allegations that the BoFA failed to provide...

  • Bank of The West Excessive Overdraft Fees
    Bank of The West Excessive Overdraft Fees
    Jun-15-17

    Santa Clara, CA: Although Bank of the West settled an excessive overdraft fees class action in 2012, for $18 million, complaints are still being made that the bank charges excessive and unfair overdraft fees. In the lawsuit, customers alleged...

  • $975K Settlement Reached in National Penn Bank Overdraft Fees Class Action Lawsuit
    $975K Settlement Reached in National Penn Bank Overdraft Fees Class Action Lawsuit
    Jun-14-17

    Santa Clara, CA: A $975,000 settlement has been reached in an improper overdraft fees class action lawsuit pending against National Penn Bank. The lawsuit was brought in 2012 by Jennifer Collier, who claimed that rather than charging overdraft...